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February 15, 2021 10:44 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Scores three off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin finished with three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3PT) and two rebounds in 11 minutes Monday against the Hawks.

Toppin wasn't much of a factor in this one, attempting just two shots from the field. He did manage to knock down his long attempt from downtown, accounting for all three of his points on the night. The first-round pick has finished in double figures in just two of 19 contests this season.

February 7, 2021 11:44 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Scores seven against Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin logged seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal over 10 minutes in Sunday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

Toppin continues to garner fairly minimal playing time off the bench, but he recorded his highest scoring total since Jan. 17 during Sunday's loss. Over the last five games, the rookie is averaging 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds over 10.2 minutes per contest.

January 31, 2021 11:00 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Quiet off bench in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin had just two points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) and one rebound in 13 minutes Sunday against the Clippers.

The rookie missed a chunk of time from late-December to mid-January, and he's struggled to gain more than a minor bench role since returning to action. Over the last seven games, Toppin has played between 12 and 15 minutes, rendering him mostly irrelevant in fantasy.

January 17, 2021 06:36 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Drops 12 on Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five boards, one block and one steal in 17 minutes of a 105-75 win against the Celtics on Sunday.

Toppin recorded his first double-digit scoring outing of the season in his team's big win. The rookie was dealing with a calf injury to start the season, but his strong showing in a dominant win makes it appear he's fully recovered. He'll face the Magic on Monday.

January 14, 2021 07:36 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Brief appearance in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) played 57 seconds off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Nets, recording no statistics during his time on the court.

While Toppin was removed from the injury report following a 10-game absence, head coach Tom Thibodeau said pregame that he wasn't sure if the rookie would immediately return to the rotation, given his lack of recent practice time. Toppin entered the game during the first half but was quickly removed, with Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic relaying that Thibodeau that the matchups weren't ideal for the forward to play a longer stretch of action. With a day off before Friday's game in Cleveland, Toppin should have a chance to log some practice time, and he'll likely move back into a larger role off the bench behind starting power forward Julius Randle.

January 14, 2021 09:20 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Available, may not play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) is available for Wednesday's game against the Nets but coach Tom Thibodeau would not commit to saying the rookie will play, Danny Small of ESNY reports.

The rookie has worked his way back from a strained calf, but coach Thibodeau noted that Toppin is going to go "step by step," and if "there is an opportunity" to play him, he'll see the court. This is good news for fantasy managers who have held onto Toppin in season-long leagues and may be able to activate him soon. In DFS, he's an extremely risky play Wednesday.

January 14, 2021 03:48 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Likely to return Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Knicks upgraded Toppin (calf) to probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

According to Ian Begley of SportsNet New York, Toppin hadn't been cleared to resume taking contact as of Friday while recovering from his right calf strain, but the rookie has evidently made considerable progress in recent days. The Knicks' decision to list him as probable implies that Toppin is likely to be available off the bench Wednesday, but expect head coach Tom Thibodeau to manage the 22-year-old's minutes carefully coming back from the injury. Toppin made one appearance for the Knicks before tweaking his calf, playing 24 minutes and posting nine points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in the team's season-opening loss to the Pacers on Dec. 23.

January 10, 2021 04:28 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Not cleared for contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Toppin (calf) is progressing but has yet to be cleared for contact work, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

The 22-year-old hasn't seen game action since the season opener due to right calf straight, and he doesn't appear particularly close to a return. Toppin remains without an official timeline for his return, though it's safe to rule him out for the immediate future.

January 9, 2021 08:00 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) is out Sunday against the Nuggets.

Toppin is still working back from a calf strain and is being ruled out well in advance of Sunday's action. He is expected to take contact in practice soon, so it seems likely he'll be available before the end of the month. For now, he needs to be considered day-to-day.

January 7, 2021 03:00 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) is out Friday against the Thunder.

As expected, since Toppin hasn't taken contact at practice yet, he's been ruled out Friday. His next chance to take the court will be Sunday against the Nuggets.

January 7, 2021 01:00 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: To take contact 'soon'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) has been running and jumping, and he's expected to go through contact work soon, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

Optimistically, it seemed like Toppin might have been able to return Wednesday against the Jazz, but that was shut down considering the rookie has yet to take contact since straining his right calf. With that in mind, it doesn't seem likely that he'll be available for Friday's game against the Thunder. Still, he should tentatively be considered questionable.

January 5, 2021 04:08 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: To remain out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

There was hope that the rookie would be able to return from a strained calf Wednesday night, but he'll miss at least one more game as the Knicks begin a three-game homestand. Toppin's next chance to play will arrive Friday versus Oklahoma City.

December 27, 2020 09:48 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Not expected back until Jan. 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) isn't expected to return to game action until at least Jan. 6 against the Jazz, Ian Begley of reports.

The Knicks plan to re-evaluate Toppin on Jan. 3, but even if he's cleared to resume on-court work after missing time with the right calf strain, the team will need to see him practice at least once or twice before reintegrating him into the rotation. However long the rookie first-round pick is sidelined, Kevin Knox should benefit from increased run while serving as the primary backup to both RJ Barrett and Julius Randle.

December 27, 2020 09:52 AM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Out at least one week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin has been diagnosed with a strained right calf and will be re-evaluated in 7-to-10 days.

Toppin played 24 minutes in the opener, posting nine points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist, but we won't see him again for at least a week as he recovers from a strained calf. In his absence, Kevin Knox could see a boost in minutes, as could Reggie Bullock.

December 26, 2020 05:52 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf) is out for Saturday's matchup against the 76ers, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.

As expected, Toppin will be sidelined due to right calf soreness, and it's unclear if he'll play Sunday against Milwaukee, either. In his absence, Kevin Knox could see extended run.

December 25, 2020 05:12 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Doubtful for home opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin (calf is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the 76ers, Ian Begley of SNY reports.

Toppin emerged from Wednesday's opener with a sore right calf, and it looks as though it'll keep him out of Friday's contest. Considering it comes on the first night of a back-to-back, it's possible Toppin could end up missing Sunday's game against Milwaukee, as well. The rookie played 24 minutes Wednesday against Indiana, finishing with nine points, two blocks and three rebounds.

December 17, 2020 12:28 PM
Knicks' Obi Toppin: Quiet in 31 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toppin had eight points (4-6 FG, 0-2 3PT) and seven rebounds in Wednesday's preseason game against the Cavaliers.

Coming off the bench for the third straight exhibition, Toppin saw 31 minutes of action but wasn't overly aggressive, as he took just six shots and did not get to the free throw line. In an uncertain rookie class, Toppin remains one of the more appealing fantasy prospects, but he'll likely only be a positive contributor in points, rebounds and field goal percentage.

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